Hurricane Katrina

The Mississippi River approaches a levee at left in New Orleans, La., Thursday, July 11, 2019, ahead of Tropical Storm Barry. Never in the modern history of New Orleans has water from the Mississippi River overtopped the city’s levees. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)
July 12, 2019 - 3:00 pm
Even as Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, the Mississippi River's levees held up when those in other parts of the city did not. But as Tropical Storm Barry threatened New Orleans with torrential rains that will test the city's flood defenses this weekend, the height of the city's river...
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St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office inmate workers move free sandbags for residents in Chalmette, La., Thursday, July 11, 2019. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is telling people in the southern part of the state to be prepared for heavy rain from Tropical Storm Barry as it pushes northward through the Gulf of Mexico. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)
July 11, 2019 - 10:59 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Thousands of Louisianans broke out sandbags or fled to higher ground Thursday as Tropical Storm Barry threatened to turn into the first hurricane of the season and blow ashore with torrential rains that could pose a severe test of New Orleans' improved post-Katrina flood defenses...
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FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2019 file photo, Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, speaks during a town hall meeting, in Primghar, Iowa. King says he was told that victims of Hurricane Katrina only asked for help, unlike Iowans. King told his constituents Thursday that as New Orleans recovered from the 2005 storm, someone from FEMA told him that “everybody’s looking around saying, who’s gonna help me, who’s gonna help me?” In contrast, King said, “Iowans take care of each other.” New Orleans is mostly black. Iowa is mostly white. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
March 22, 2019 - 2:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Steve King says he was told that victims of Hurricane Katrina only asked for help, unlike people in his home state of Iowa, who "take care of each other." The Iowa congressman told a town hall meeting in Charter Oak he visited New Orleans multiple times after the deadly...
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In this Feb. 26, 2019 photo, artist Aaron Angelo takes a sledgehammer to the leg of a baby grand piano in a house where two rooms are being transformed to look as they might have looked once floodwaters receded following Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. The house sits in front of one of the flood walls that failed when Katrina hit nearly 14 years ago. The nonprofit group Levees.org bought the house and is transforming it as part of its effort to educate the public on the causes of the 2005 flood. (AP Photo/Kevin McGill)
March 20, 2019 - 10:07 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Patches of black mold on the ceiling. Water marks on the dingy walls. Toys, furniture and a baby grand piano tossed about and covered in a gray muck. The busted floodwall behind the long-abandoned house in New Orleans' Gentilly neighborhood was mended over a decade ago but the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2013 file photo, Michael Ertel speaks during a panel discussion on election problems at a pre-legislative news conference in Tallahassee, Fla. Ertel, Florida's top elections official has abruptly resigned after a newspaper obtained pictures of him in blackface posing as a Hurricane Katrina victim. Secretary of State Ertel resigned Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, just hours after he testified about election lawsuits before a state legislative committee. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File)
January 24, 2019 - 6:43 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's top elections official abruptly resigned Thursday after a newspaper obtained pictures of him in blackface dressed as a Hurricane Katrina victim at a 2005 party. The Tallahassee Democrat obtained pictures taken at a Halloween party 14 years ago that show Secretary...
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October 17, 2018 - 7:56 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A white man who fired a shotgun at three African-Americans amid the chaos that followed Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans more than 13 years ago pleaded guilty Wednesday to two federal criminal counts. Roland Bourgeois, 55, was indicted in 2010 and originally pleaded not guilty...
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This Sept. 28, 2017, photo shows New Orleans pharmacist Ruston Henry in his business in Eastern New Orleans. Survivors coped with problems for years after Hurricane Katrina decimated coastal Mississippi and Louisiana and flooded New Orleans. "There were so many questions," recalls pharmacist Ruston Henry, who lost his business in the Lower 9th Ward as his home flooded in the Gentilly neighborhood. "Can it be rebuilt? Can it not be rebuilt? (AP Photo/Kevin McGill)
October 14, 2017 - 11:11 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Don't give up. Do get counseling. Don't look back. Survivors coped with problems for years after Hurricane Katrina decimated coastal Mississippi and Louisiana and flooded New Orleans. Now they have hard memories and hopeful experiences to share as southeast Texas, Florida and...
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A gazebo is blown over the Mississippi Gulf Coast welcome sign near the intersection of Hewes Avenue and U.S. 90 in Gulfport, Miss., Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, after Hurricane Nate made landfall on the Gulf Coast. (Justin Sellers/The Clarion-Ledger via AP)
October 09, 2017 - 12:51 pm
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Nate slogged its way up the northeastern U.S. on Monday, dumping heavy rains and bringing gusty winds to inland states as a tropical depression less than two days after it roared ashore in Mississippi and Louisiana as a hurricane. Nate spared the region the kind of catastrophic...
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A gazebo is blown over the Mississippi Gulf Coast welcome sign near the intersection of Hewes Avenue and U.S. 90 in Gulfport, Miss., Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, after Hurricane Nate made landfall on the Gulf Coast. (Justin Sellers/The Clarion-Ledger via AP)
October 08, 2017 - 9:56 pm
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Hurricane Nate brought a burst of flooding and power outages to the U.S. Gulf Coast before weakening rapidly Sunday, sparing the region the kind of catastrophic damage left by a series of hurricanes that hit the southern U.S. and Caribbean in recent weeks. Nate — the first...
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President Donald Trump talks with Governor Ricardo Rosselló, center, carrying his daughter in his arms after his arrival at the Luis Muñiz Air National Guard Base in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. Trump is visiting Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 04, 2017 - 12:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Puerto Rico (all times local): 12:10 a.m. President Donald Trump says "We're going to have to wipe out" Puerto Rico's debt in the wake of destruction caused by Hurricane Maria. He tells Fox News in an interview that: "We're going to work...
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